I'm a doggie foster Mom!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Carole AM, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    Well I went and did it. After we adopted Brandi, I was kind of interested in fostering dogs/puppies locally. I found one close to home that I decided upon, and here's the result!
    The other foster mom couldn't care for her anymore because she had surgery. She's 8 months old, mostly housebroke, and very lovable. Here's Sweetie!



    Sweetie & Brandi

  2. GAhen

    GAhen Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Carrollton GA
    Good Luck to you and all your future fosters.
    Pace yourself........I did not, I went crazy as a foster mom......now, seven years and literally hundreds of foster dogs later I am semi-retired.
    I take in one every now and then and help people place their dogs in good homes, but my 13 keep me very busy.
    It is very rewarding.........Best wishes to you!!!
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    How wonderful! I hope you enjoy your foster-ing!

    Just be careful......I hear foster dogs are as insidious as silkie chickens when it comes to stealing your heart.

  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:She's adorable! It's something I'd like to consider some day. We've gotten 4 of our dogs through rescue over the years. I'm sure I'd fall in love with every single one I fostered!
  5. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    So far, so good here. Although at times (mostly) the house is a mess, the rugs are strewn around, and we are having FUN!

    Now I wonder if there are any good foster/rescue type message boards??
    I love to visit different sites, and chat about interests.
  6. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Songster

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    I fostered puppies when I was on co-op for school. I just wanted to foster one, and ended up with THREE! I thought my roommate was going to have a heart attack. I was only supposed to have them for two weeks and it turned into six weeks. So it was myself and my roommate in an apartment and these three puppies. It was utter chaos. It's hard not to get attached, but it was a great experience! Good luck with yours!
  7. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    Carole that is wonderful. Fostering is very rewarding and addictive. It is also heartbreaking. I fostered for a local rescue group after I adopted my first chihuahua from them. They asked me if I would be interested in fostering and I said no because I would fall in love with my foster and wouldn't be able to give it up to someone else. Long story short, I was asked to do a favor for only 2 weeks, take in 2 puppymill chis until they could find someone else to take them. Now 69 fosters later I can truley say it is one of the things in my life that I am proud off. And yes I fell in love with my fosters and to say goodby to them was very hard. That is why I worked so hard to find them the perfect forever home. My fosters still send me christmas cards. I now own 12 chihuahuas, some are fosters that could not be adopted out for one reason or another. You will cry, laugh, feel sorrow and anger but you are the hope that these dogs need to live. God Bless You.
    Chi mom to 12 chihuahuas

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